By Jon Guttman
This is often the background of the simplest Allied fighter-destroyer of global battle 1 and the pilots who flew it. Nicknamed "Biff" via the pilots, the Bristol F2 Fighter loved striking good fortune over the Western entrance within the ultimate 18 months of the warfare. although, it had an inauspicious debut, as a complete flight of F2As used to be burnt up by way of von Richthofen's Jasta eleven. a brand new greater F2B was once quickly dropped at front which functioned in a wholly various demeanour. The crews operated the aircraft no longer as a typical two-seater, yet as a single-seat with a "sting within the tail" within the kind of a rear gunner with a Lewis computer gun. quite a few ace groups earned the "Biff" grudging recognize from its German competitors. This publication charts the advance of the aircraft from its unpromising beginnings to the revised version working with a brand new type of strategies. furthermore, the varied first-hand money owed and strive against studies supply a desirable perception into the studies of the pilots themselves.